"Premier Basketball Development"
"Developing Exceptional Players of the Future"
Coach Lawrence Paye Jr.
He played 4 years of varsity basketball in high school, won a state championship his freshman year at Cypress Christian and took Cy-Fair High School to the playoff in 2010, after a 6 year drought. He then walked on at the University of Houston, where he played 3 years and graduated in December 2014 with Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Science and Retailing. He has 6 years of experience teaching kids the game of basketball. He is going into his 3rd year coaching and teaching at his Alma Mater, Cy-Fair High School. He is known around the city of Houston as a hard worker, leader and a competitor. In January 2009 The Houston Chronicle wrote a story on how he woke up at 4:00am every morning to work on his game throughout his high school career. When he works with kids, they understand how hard you have to work and they also have fun doing it. He believes if you're satisfied with being good, you'll never be great. "I've always believed if you put in the work, the result will come." - Michael Jordan.
Coach Mansa El
Mansa El is a Teacher and Boys basketball coach at Cy-Springs High School. El has coached Women's Collegiate basketball for 4 years at West Virginia Wesleyan College (DII), University of Houston (DI) and Canisius College (DI). She played at the University of South Alabama, where she received the most notable honors of: Perseverance Award Winner, TED Award Winner, and Third Team All-Sunbelt Conference. She finished her collegiate career scoring over 1,000 points. In 2008, El helped lead Cy-Fair High School (38-2) to its first-ever state championship. She was named to the All-State tournament team, was named to the TABC all-region team, was a first-team District 17-5A selection and a Class 5A Region III selection, was Named to the 2007 Preseason All-Greater Houston Girls Basketball second team by the Houston Chronicle, and Named one of Top 20 players in Houston in 2008.
Coach Justin Jackson
He graduated from the University of Houston in May 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an concentration in Sports Management. While in college, he coached a middle school boys charter team for 3 years; he led his team to #1 in the district as well as an undefeated season. He has been the apprentice of former assistant coach for Rice University John Herndon; he has worked closely with Herndon helping him run his basketball clinics, private session, and coaching his AAU teams throughout Houston. He has worked for Rice University's Basketball camps for the past five summers. In 2013, he was invited to coach an elite Basketball camp at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Everyone that he has the privilege to work with speaks very highly of him; Coach Jackson is motivated by his knowledge to players. He believes that if you are passionate about your craft, that passion will become contagious to anyone that's willing to learn. His motto is "I create an atmosphere that expects nothing but the best & if you're willing to be the best, I'm willing to give my best.
Coach Sei Paye
He played 4 years of Divison 1 basketball at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The team went to the NCAA tournament and advanced to the 2nd round. Coach Paye graduated in May 2012 and got his Bachelor's Degree in Technical Communications. After college, he has been training kids at various basketball camps around the city of Houston. He also has been pursuing his professional basketball career by working out with well respected John Lucas who was the NBA's former #1 overall draft pick. He spent last year playing overseas in Lebanon and Qatar, where he experienced life overseas. His goals is to stress the importance of hard work and dedication to the youth. He wants to put kids in the best possible situation to be successful and reach their dreams. If you want to be successful, you must learn hurt, trust pain and embrace the struggle. His motto is, "Strive for Greatness."